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Les Miserables and The Curious Incident Continue Performances Following Power Cut

Thursday, 8th Jan 2015

Evacuations at the Queen’s Theatre and Gielgud Theatres During the Weekend

Audiences hoping to catch Les Misérables or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be happy to know that both shows continue at the Queen’s Theatre and Gielgud Theatre, respectively, following the weekend’s power cut.

Both shows had performances interrupted as evacuations of both theatres took place, with BBC News reporting that cast and crew were also amongst those that were forced out onto Shaftesbury Avenue.

The BBC also indicates what caused the power cut – a transformer that serves both venues overheated.

Les Misérables is the longest running musical in the capital. It opened at the Barbican in 1985 and transferred to the Palace Theatre later that year before landing at its current home of the Queen’s Theatre in 2004.

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the story is an epic spanning decades and takes us to Napoleonic France whilst introducing us to characters likes the iconic Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert. A cat-and-mouse struggle is played out between the two, whilst other characters lives are explored in this turbulent time for Paris.

It is currently booking at the Queen’s Theatre for performances up to Saturday 26th September 2015.

Meanwhile, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is a more recent addition to the West End, having opened at the Apollo Theatre in March 2013 following its previous run at the National Theatre. It tells the story of a teenager with behavioural problems, Christopher, who sets to work solving the mystery of his neighbour’s dead dog. If he doesn’t, then People might think that he himself is to blame.

It is not the first time that an incident has occurred with the play as a performance in December 2013 saw part of the roof collapse at the Apollo Theatre, forcing the show’s closure and subsequent reopening at the Gielgud Theatre in July 2014. The Apollo Theatre later reopened with the production Let The Right One In (next up at the venue is My Night With Reg).

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is currently booking at its current home of the Gielgud Theatre for performances up to Saturday 23rd May 2015. 

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